Manipuri Film awards announced, Olen best actor

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Imphal, Jan 20 (UNI) The first Manipuri Film Festival 2007, organised by Film Forum, announced names of the winners in various categories here yesterday.

Manipuri superstar Olen grabbed the best actor award while Devita was selected the best actress this year.

The best director award was given to Surjakanta whereas ''Lakhipurgi Lakhipyari'' was nominated as the best film. In the category of palyback singing, Swamikumar bagged the best male singer while Roshibina got the best female singer award.

The festival begam from January 6 to 13 at Lamphelpat here, where a 19-member jury selected three nominees for the various categories of the film.

About 38 productions in both feature and non-feature films participated in the festival.

Directors whose creations have made an entry to the festival are Bishwamitra, Romi Meitei, Ishomani and Tej Kshetri among others.

In the non-feature section, Oken Amakcham, Ningthouja Deepak, Ishomani, Bobby Wahengbam, Ak Bimol, Subhas E, O Gautam, Ronel Haobam and Haobam Pabankumar screened their creations.

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